I love to travel. I love to see new places and I am amazed by what kind of things capture my eyes when I am getting to know a new city or country. May be the architecture, the people, the landscape or an insect. I love to photograph these interesting things and turn these memories into characters of a painting. A black boat, a group of trees, the sparkling blue see, a napping sea lion. Some of these paintings are really small, like the Venice ones I did on my sketchbook, and some are really big, like the Amstel one. It all depends on my mood and what the image is asking of me.